Head of School – Nursing and Professional Practice

Opening Date:
15 May 2020
Closing Date:
12 Jun 2020
Salary Range:

Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby is an exceptional place to learn and an incredibly rewarding place to work.

Ours is an extraordinary educational environment and because we specialise in identifying and developing individual potential, you can be confident you’ll receive all the help and encouragement you need to build a rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

Our combined higher and further education offering is spread over campuses in Derby, Buxton, Leek and Chesterfield and we have some of the best university facilities in the UK, investing more than £200 million in facilities in the last 10 years.

We achieve outstanding results for our teaching and research and with more than 34,000 people choosing to study with us every year, we depend on the dedication of a team of 2,200 academic and professional services staff.

Financially strong and seriously ambitious we offer our employees a family-friendly, rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

About the Role

We are seeking to appoint a senior manager to lead our successful and growing School of Nursing and Professional Practice. The role is both challenging and rewarding as it builds upon many years of highly regarded delivery and looks ahead to a period of expected expansion and growth.

The School includes programmes leading to professional registration in all four fields of nursing, advanced practice, specialist practice and specialist community public health nursing. There is also ambition to deliver midwifery programmes. The School is a central part of the wider College of Health and Social Care which includes a wide range of social and allied health programmes in a truly interprofessional environment.

The right candidate will have appropriate senior leadership experience, current NMC, HCPC or other appropriate professional registration. They will also have studied to higher degree level achieving doctoral level ability.

What we are seeking is someone with the relevant experience and drive who shares our vision. It is extremely important that our successful candidate not only understands the student experience, but that they genuinely enjoy making a positive impact for students and staff.

To arrange an informal discussion, please contact Dr Bill Whitehead, Deputy Dean of College of Health and Social Care (w.whitehead@derby.ac.uk).